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1102 | 2011 – Peter Hook and The Light featuring Rowetta
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Peter Hook and The Light featuring Rowetta — 1102 | 2011
Release date : Jul. 18, 2011
Label : Haçienda Records
  1. Atmosphere (Featuring Rowetta)
  2. Pictures In My Mind (Featuring Peter Hook)
  3. New Dawn Fades (Featuring Rowetta)
  4. Insight (Featuring Rowetta)
  5. Atmosphere (Instrumental Mix)
  6. Pictures In My Mind (Instrumental Mix)
  7. New Dawn Fades (Instrumental Mix)
  8. Insight (Instrumental Mix)
  9. Atmosphere (A Capella)
  10. Atmosphere (A Capella Raw Comp)


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Track Listing
1. Atmosphere (Featuring Rowetta)
2. Pictures In My Mind (Featuring Peter Hook)
3. New Dawn Fades (Featuring Rowetta)
4. Insight (Featuring Rowetta)
5. Atmosphere (Instrumental Mix)
6. Pictures In My Mind (Instrumental Mix)
7. New Dawn Fades (Instrumental Mix)
8. Insight (Instrumental Mix)
9. Atmosphere (A Capella)
10. Atmosphere (A Capella Raw Comp)

Following its digital release in May 2011, Peter Hook And The Light’s debut EP “1102 / 2011” is to receive a physical CD release with American indie label 24 Hour Service Station as an extended edition including instrumentals and two unreleased a capellas of Rowetta’s treatment of Atmosphere.

Reissued with ten tracks across the CD, and in a jewel box sleeve which features James Chadderton’s highly acclaimed, visually stunning cover, the CD will be exclusive to the Coalition Of Music Stores (CIMS) in the US from Tues 22nd November with the international CD release coming on Monday 5th December, when the extended edition will also be added to iTunes and other digital sites.

The 1102 / 2011 EP takes its name from the palindromic recording date of 11th February 2011 at Blueprint Studio, Salford and features the four tracks from the EP, Rowetta’s versions of “Atmosphere”, “New Dawn Fades” and “Insight” while Peter Hook sings on “Pictures In My Mind”.

“Pictures In My Mind” was an unfinished Joy Division track which was unearthed by the band’s “bootleg society” from a rehearsal tape stolen in 1977, setting it between Warsaw and Unknown Pleasures. The effervescent and punky tune has been completed for the first time by Hooky And The Light for the release.

Having performed with the band consistently since 2007 at events such as Versus Cancer, 1234 Festival, Vintage and The Factory gigs , The Light’s guest vocalist Rowetta performs three of the classic Joy Division tracks which she has been singing live with the band over the past year, “Insight, “New Dawn Fades” and “Atmosphere”, delivering intensely passionate performances across all three tracks.

Having received great reviews for her vocal performances from Joy Division fans, Factory aficionados and her own fan base, Hooky decided to record Rowetta’s unique renditions of these tracks, and she joined the band at Blueprint to lay down the vocals in February 2011.

Videos for both “Pictures In My Mind” and “Atmosphere” can be viewed on the Peter Hook And The Light YouTube channel, along with footage from other The Light concerts.

The design for the EP is a stunning post apocalyptic Manchester streetscape by local Manc artist James Chadderton who works as a tutor in the city in 3D and Graphic design. Inspired by the nightmarish futuristic visions of movies like The Terminator, Dawn Of The Dead, and the BBC’s classic “Threads” series, many assume that James’s artwork depict post nuclear fallout but James prefers to characterise them as “human devoid wastelands where the buildings have been left to decay.

For more details on James’ work check

Press Quotes on Peter Hook And The Light “1102 / 2011” EP

‘Pictures In My Mind’ is a worthy addition to the Joy Division canon.
Mark Radcliffe, Bbc Radio 6 Music

“Very effective and if anyone’s going to do a Joy Division song it might as well be someone who was in them… that song (Pictures In My Mind), the unfinished Joy Division song I actually really like. It sounds like The Seeds or something from the Sixties”
David Quantick on Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable

‘Rowetta’s rich, soulful singing brings a fresh nuance to Joy Division’s ‘New Dawn Fades,’ ‘Insight’ and especially ‘Atmosphere.’
George A. Paul, Orange County Register

” (On Atmosphere)…Rowetta brings a new serenity and grace to a stunningly beautiful song many might have thought uncoverable.”
Dave Simpson, The Guardian

Peter Hook And The Light features Peter Hook on vocals and bass, Jack Bates on bass, Nat Wason on guitar, Andy Poole on keyboards and Paul Kehoe on drums. Rowetta performs as guest vocalist at selected gigs.

Having performed together at the opening night of The Factory in February 2010, in the past twelve months The Light have undertaken extensive tours of mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and The United States, as well as numerous UK and international festival appearances.

Following their well received Closer live appearances across the United States in September 2011, their second American tour and their debut visits to Canada and Mexico the same month, The Light continue with live dates across Europe to the end of 2011 and have just announced a return tour of Australia for April 2012. / /

About Joy Division:

Postpunk pioneers Joy Division left an indelible mark on Manchester’s burgeoning music scene in the late 1970s. Where punks, armed with anger and adrenaline, reconfigured rock by employing its most primal qualities, the postpunks dealt in dissonance, inverted sonic balances, and introspective lyrics. Producing a legacy perhaps larger than their own output, Joy Division lasted little more than three years and recorded only two studio albums, but the poignancy and sheer originality of their music have ensured their essential status in rock’s pantheon.

Formed in 1976, Joy Division was largely a product of an artistic groundswell generated by the Sex Pistols’ appearance at the local Lesser Free Trade Hall, an event that also played a hand in the birth of Buzzcocks and other Manchester bands. Drawing on punk’s primitive palette, Ian Curtis (vocals), Bernard Sumner (sometimes credited as Albrecht) (guitar), Peter Hook (bass), and Stephen Morris (drums) joined forces and were briefly known as Warsaw (after “Warszawa,” a track from David Bowie’s album Low). Their early shows were erratic affairs, punctuating tedious guitar rock with periodic bursts of inspiration, but it soon became clear that they were a young band with something to say, and the passion and ingenuity to say it differently.

Having self-released An Ideal For Living, a four-track EP notable more for ideas than execution, Joy Division came into their own with the help of producer Martin Hannett and Factory Records owner Tony Wilson. In late 1978, a Factory sampler offered two Joy Division tracks, “Digital” and “Glass,” which marked the emergence of the band’s ultimate aesthetic: dominant rhythm section; cold, piercing guitars; and dark lyrical terrain. An impressed Tony Wilson gambled Factory profits and his life savings on the recording of Joy Division’s debut album. With Martin Hannett again at the helm, the band crafted a stark musical statement that would endure as a milestone. 1979’s Unknown Pleasures charted a confident course through grim personal realities and steely, often disjointed soundscapes. While the critics were virtually unanimous in their praise, the band remained elusive and skeptical of the hype machinery.

Work on the follow-up album, Closer, coincided with increasing troubles for Ian Curtis. His performances were marked by a frantic “dance,” but his manic motions were only partly voluntary. Curtis suffered from epilepsy, and his seizures were getting worse, requiring hospitalization and depressive medication; in extreme cases he would have to be carried offstage. His emotional world was frazzled as well. His marriage was falling apart, his wife was pregnant, and he’d fallen in love with a woman he’d met on tour. As much as he poured his demons into Closer, he also seemed to immerse himself in the record, folding its bleak sentiments and icy textures back into his delicate state.

While not visibly depressed to those who knew him, Curtis was reaching the limits of his chemically abetted despair. In May of 1980, shortly before Joy Division were to embark on their first American tour, Curtis hung himself in his home. Closer was subsequently released to critical acclaim and immediate commercial success. The latest single, “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” was also a hit, going on to become one of the group’s signature songs.

While devastated at the loss of their friend and colleague, the remaining members of Joy Division never questioned that they would carry on. Honoring a pact they had made that they would change the name should any member leave, they resumed under the name New Order, designating guitarist Bernard Sumner as lead singer and adding Morris’ girlfriend Gillian Gilbert on keyboards and guitar. With a revolution of their own to stage, New Order quickly stepped beyond the shadow of Joy Division to become key players in the evolution of electronic dance music. –

About Haçienda Records:

Haçienda Records is the official label of legendary Fac 51 The Haçienda and based exclusively at its website at and has worked closely with American indie label 24 Hour Service Station, , on the physical releases from Freebass, Man Ray and now The Light.

Originally formed as a an outlet for the work of original club owner and Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, Haçienda Records has always intended to publish other artists, both new and established, to provide a platform for exposure in the industry.
Artist and EP’s release by Haçienda Records aside from The Light’s “1102 / 2011” EP include humanizer’ debut EP “This Tiny Universe” and the first release from Canadian Techno prodigy Richie G, his “Baum” EP which featured remixes from Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile and Jesper Dahlback.

Old friends Section 25 brought out their first EP of brand new material “Invicta” since the passing of Larry Cassidy in Autumn 2011 which also saw Jon Dasilva’s The Virgo Mechanically Replayed “Factory Fatigue” album finally released.

Following the release of The Light’s EP in November and December 2011, January 2011 will see the debut EP from the hotly tipped “Super White Assassin”, the “In Formation” EP and releases are now being planned for Spring and Summer next year.

For details and clips of all releases, check Haçienda Records at